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Picturesque lake views and acres of grasslands and woodlands make the community of Castlegate, a Nashville neighborhood, an idyllic place in which to live. Homes in the eastern section of this Tennessee community are within walking distance of J. Piercy Priest Lake.
Water and nature lovers flock to the lake, which spans 14,200 acres. This body of water offers residents the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities, including boating, camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, hiking, and picnicking. An especially popular attraction with kids is Nashville Shores Water Park, which sits on the northern shores of the lake. This popular attraction has pools, slides, water activities, and a beach.
Castlegate residents interested in hiking and observing nature appreciate Long Hunter State Park, which is located along the eastern shore of the lake. This versatile park offers the opportunity to picnic, swim, hike, backpack, boat, fish, and observe wildlife. The park has a variety of organized activities such as interpretive and recreational programs for the general public and classes on environmental education for local school children.
Residents wishing to take in a little history enjoy visiting The Hermitage, which is the former home of President Andrew Jackson. This 1,120-acre national historic landmark opened in 1889 and is one of the oldest and largest historic site museums in the United States. The museum features original artwork, furniture, and personal items of the former President. There are a variety of exhibits, including the Stories of the Hermitage Slave Community, which tells the tale of enslaved laborers who worked on the estate.